Government's Digital Contract

First came the social contract. Now it’s time to usher in the digital contract. Technology will rule the next decade--offering insights about infrastructure and people never before attainable. Now, it’s time to discuss how to safely and ethically leverage technology and data so that by 2030, government and the public are aligned on expectations. In this session, we’ll investigate how cities infuse ethics into data governance to promote the public good and explore questions like how are technology procurement decisions made, who owns the data, who gets access to it, how is it shared within and outside city government, and what are citizens’ expectation of privacy.


Taylor Campbell, Deputy Director of the Digital Service Collaborative Beck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University
Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab
Ben Green, Author, The Smart Enough, Affiliate, the Berman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard